StartingBlock Fitness is different than traditional psychotherapy practices because of the capacity to weave fitness and movement into the psychotherapy sessions. Not all clients choose this, some select traditional psychotherapy. However, for those who do, the focus on both mind and body creates a synergy that is extremely successful in treatment.
In addition to a license to practice psychotherapy in Virginia as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I also have certificate in personal training. For our clients who choose to do something physical during sessions, we do cardiovascular work (plyometrics and endurance) as well as strength training (weights and body resistance work). In addition to the fitness piece, I have had over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist.
The following treatment perspectives are the ones I am most comfortable helping clients work with: psychodynamic, biopsychosocial, play therapy, person-in-situation modalities, systems modalities, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, fitness/movement therapy, and DIR/Floortime play therapy. The cornerstone of all treatment is to begin where the client is and work from there.